Luleå to host Trade and Technology Council meeting

Luleå On 30–31 May, Sweden will host a meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) within the framework of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The meeting will be held in Luleå and is the fourth of its kind.

The TTC is the main forum for the US and EU to coordinate approaches to key global trade, economic and technology issues. 

The co-chairs at the meeting will be US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai, US Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo, EU Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis and EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

Sweden will be represented by Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell and Minister for Energy, Business and Industry Ebba Busch.

“The TTC is a very important forum for discussing how we can tackle the challenges resulting from the implementation of the green and digital transitions. Northern Sweden, especially Luleå, is the perfect place to showcase how we are dealing with these challenges. Swedish companies have special expertise in this area, and Sweden hopes to lead the way in efforts to achieve these transitions,” says Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell.

The formal TTC meeting will take place on the morning of Wednesday 31 May. In addition to the formal meeting, a number of side events will be held around Luleå, focusing on the green and digital transitions.

Lennart Håkansson